The 4th International Workshop on
Model-driven Robot Software Engineering

at STAF 2017, 21.07.17, Marburg, Germany


Call for Paper
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Call for Papers

Robots are an indispensable part of modern production facilities. In the future, robots will also become more common in daily life. Currently, however, there is a lack of standardization w. r. t. hardware/software platforms for robots, leading to a vast landscape of isolated, incompatible, task-specific and, thus, non-reusable solutions. Consequently, there is a need for new engineering methodologies for the design, implementation and execution of software for robotic platforms.

Model-Driven Robot Software Engineering (MORSE) is a promising research field combining Software Engineering and Robotics. Its objectives are to introduce model-driven development methodologies for the development of robot software. At the same time, formal methods should be transferred to robotics because "robot apps" must be certified and verified. MORSE attempts to fill this gap.

Topics of Interest

Submissions are encouraged, but not limited, in the following topics:

  • Robotic Platforms: MDA, Models, Processes and Tools
    • Hardware/Software Abstractions | Architectures | Metamodels
    • Code- and Application-Reuse | Managed Redundancy | Deployment
    • Variability in Robotic Systems | Self-Adaptive Systems | Evolution
    • Programming Languages | Paradigms | Models | DSLs
  • Models for and Modelling in Robotics
    • Sensors and Actuators | Sensor Integration
    • Computer Vision and Image Processing | Recognition and Tracking
    • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning | Context Models
    • Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling
    • Localization, Mapping and Navigation
    • Autonomous Robots | Robot Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Robot Ecosystems and Total Cost of Ownership
    • Product-Line Development | Robot Apps
    • End-User Customization | Multi-Tenancy
  • Model-Driven Quality Assurance of Robotic Systems
    • Verification | Validation | Testing | Simulation | Debugging | Profiling
    • Handling Emergent Behavior and Uncertainty | Software Qualities
  • Multi-Robot Systems
    • Cooperative Perception | Planning | Task Allocation | Coordination
    • Robot Swarms | Multi-Agent Robotic Systems


The workshop participants will be selected based on their experience and ideas related to this maturing field. You are invited to apply for attendance by sending:

  • a full paper (15 pages) on original research, lessons learned from realizing an approach or experiences on transferring a research prototype into practice,
  • a position paper (6 pages) covering a well-argued vision or position

All papers must conform to the Springer LNCS formatting guidelines. At least three PC members will review each submission. The authors will be notified about acceptance before the STAF 2017 early registration deadline.

You can submit your papers via EasyChair here.

Springer Post-Proceedings

All papers, which are accepted for presentation at the workshop, will undergo a second review round before being published in Springer joint workshop proceedings of STAF.


  • Sebastian Götz (main contact) (web), Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Christian Piechnick (web), Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Andreas Wortmann (web), RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Program Committee

  • Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Herman Bruyninckx, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Kerstin Eder, University of Bristol, UK
  • Frank J. Furrer, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Kurt Geihs, Universitaet Kassel, Germany
  • Diana Goehringer, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  • Nico Hochgeschwender, Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Bernhard Jung, TU Freiberg, Germany
  • Alexander Jungmann, IAV GmbH, Germany
  • Jens Knoop, TU Vienna, Austria
  • Lorenzo Natale, Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
  • Arne Nordmann, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
  • Ralf Reussner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Bernard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Davide Di Ruscio, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy
  • Ulrik Schultz, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Serge Stinckwich, IRD, France
  • Cristina Vicente-Chicote, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
  • Heike Wehrheim, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Sebastian Wrede, CoR-Lab, Bielefeld University, Germany

Important Dates

21.04.2017 abstracts (extended)
05.05.2017 submissions (extended)
02.06.2017 notification
21.07.2017 workshop
15.09.2017 revision submissions
15.10.2017 revision notification
30.11.2017 camera ready


05.12.2016 Homepage online
31.01.2017 Submission page open

Consider our partner workshop:

DSLRob 2017
Submit until: 07.01.2017